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Arm Balancing Postures

Arm Balancing Asana/Postures:


Are you avoiding arm balancing poses?

These challenging poses will strengthen your arms and core muscles, improve your balance reflexes, and sharpen your mind with better concentration.

They help to prevent osteoporosis by strengthening the bones, and can even help you in your day-to-day activities (carrying your groceries, moving heavy objects, etc.). But it is also very important to learn the proper alignment before trying a new posture. Check out our article on Proper hand placement for arm-balancing to keep your wrist safe and injury-free.

Scroll through our Yoga Arm balancing Asana/Posture library for beginner, intermediate and advanced postures, Click on the link or thumbnails to know the details.

Urdhva-Kukkutasana-upward-rooster-postureUrdhva Kukkutasana – upward rooster posture
Urdhva means upwards, kukkut means a rooster. There are several ways to come into this posture like headstand and handstand,… Read More »Urdhva Kukkutasana – upward rooster posture
Dwi-pad-KoundinyasanaDwi pad Koundinyasana
This is an intermediate-level arm balancing pose named after Sage Kaundinya (or Koundinya). This posture can be entered from parsva… Read More »Dwi pad Koundinyasana
Pincha-Mayurasana-Feathered-peacock-pose-forearm-balancePincha Mayurasana- Feathered peacock pose- Forearm balance
Pincha means feather, mayura means peacock. This is a challenging inversion, beginners should do it against the wall or in… Read More »Pincha Mayurasana- Feathered peacock pose- Forearm balance
Adho-mukha-vrikshasana-Handstand-poseAdho mukha vrikshasana – Handstand pose
Adho means downward, mukha means face and vriksh means tree. This posture is mentioned in an ancient unpublished manuscript “Yogāsana… Read More »Adho mukha vrikshasana – Handstand pose
Kumbhakasana-Dolphin-plank-postureKumbhakasana – Dolphin plank posture
Steps: Sit in vajrasana and interlock your fingers and place the forearm on the floor (or place the forearm on… Read More »Kumbhakasana – Dolphin plank posture
Lolasana-Pendant-postureLolasana- Pendant posture
Lola means moving to and fro or dangling like an ear ring or a pendant. Steps: Start with vajrasana and… Read More »Lolasana- Pendant posture
Bhujapidasana-Shoulder-pressing-postureBhujapidasana- Shoulder pressing posture
Bhuja means the arm or the shoulder and pida means pressure. Steps: Squat down with feet about a little less… Read More »Bhujapidasana- Shoulder pressing posture
Chaturanga-Dandasana-Four-Limbed-Staff-PoseChaturanga Dandasana- Four Limbed Staff Pose
Chatur = four, Anga = Limbs/ Part of body, Danda = Staff. This posture is similar to push-ups. This posture… Read More »Chaturanga Dandasana- Four Limbed Staff Pose
Pungu-Mayurasana-Wounded-Peacock-Posture-One-arm-balancing-YogaPungu Mayurasana – Wounded Peacock Posture – One arm balancing Yoga
Pungu = wounded and mayur = peacock. This is one arm balancing Yoga posture so requires a lot of wrist… Read More »Pungu Mayurasana – Wounded Peacock Posture – One arm balancing Yoga
Astavakrasana-Eight-angle-postureAstavakrasana – Eight angle posture
Astavakra means eight-crooks. This posture is dedicated to sage Astavakra who was born crooked in eight places because of a… Read More »Astavakrasana – Eight angle posture